I Want to Sabotage My Happiness

I want to sabotage the potential that I could be happy. I can see happiness as something that is an option for the future. If I look into the distance I see it as an exit off of the road. It's something that I could drive to, but it's not easily accessed. I want it [...]

By | 2018-01-23T03:44:15+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|2 Comments

Mary Hannah Hardison

 Please Hear My Voice Society says you are responsible for your own happiness Easier said for some Society says Happiness is a choice I don't know where my depression comes from Please hear my voice! My depression is real Depression is not my choice I want to heal Please hear my voice! My tears [...]

By | 2018-01-21T12:17:18+00:00 January 21st, 2018|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Jael’s voice – Things Eeyore Taught Us

What the hell was wrong with him?!  He was such a pessimist!  Many times his large blue presence plodded through my life,  basically telling me to get over it.  “Life’s not fair” don’t ya know?  I nicknamed him Eeyore. He worried a lot.   “Don’t trust no son of a bitch”.  “You can always come [...]

By | 2018-01-17T15:09:16+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bethany Pearson

Anxiety and coping with the fear of ‘missing your turn’ As a general rule, nobody likes to feel anxious, nervous or negative about anything they’re doing. But with adults born after 1995 more likely to suffer from anxiety, coupled with the huge pressure to know what we’re doing or where we’re heading, you will struggle [...]

By | 2018-01-16T07:52:53+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Cari Jehlik

Anxiety I don’t think I knew I had it I never gave it a second thought I don’t think I realized That anxiety is every “what if I can not?” What if I can’t do it? What if I can’t finish? What if I let out everything of me and nobody likes what I’ve done [...]

By | 2018-01-16T07:47:17+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Stigma Fighter's Poetry, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Sarah Smith – Cut -Trigger Warning – Self Harm

Trigger Warning: Cutting, self-harm. “I hurt myself today, to see if I still feel. I focus on the pain, the only thing that’s real.” I cut today. Part of it felt freeing, a release of pressure like punching a hole in a potato before you microwave it. I hadn’t cut in a really long time. [...]

By | 2018-01-15T10:32:09+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Sarah Urscheler- But it Didn’t Seem Like Postpartum Depression

                                      But it Didn't Seem Like Postpartum Depression “It’s not uncommon to suffer from postpartum depression,” my infant’s pediatrician said to me during a routine checkup. “It’s nothing to be ashamed of.” Her tone was soft but [...]

By | 2018-01-09T13:52:29+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Categories: PPD, Stigma Fighters|Tags: |0 Comments

Sarah Comerford – “But what if I drop the baby?”: my life with postpartum OCD

“But what if I drop the baby?”: my life with postpartum OCD I always wanted to be a mom. When I met my husband, even though we were young and knew that starting a family was years away, it was something we still talked about and planned for. We picked out names that we liked, [...]

By | 2018-01-07T22:23:19+00:00 January 7th, 2018|Categories: OCD, PPD|Tags: , |0 Comments